New York's 31st congressional district


New York's 31st congressional district

The 31st Congressional District of New York was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York. It was eliminated as a result of the 2000 Census. It was last represented by Amo Houghton who was redistricted into the 29th District.

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Past Components

1993-2003:

All of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates
Parts of Cayuga, Seneca, Tompkins

1983-1993:

All of Wyoming
Parts of Cattaraugus, Erie, Livingston, Ontario

1973-1983:

All of Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Oneida, Schoharie
Parts of Montgomery, Otsego, Schenectady

1971-1973:

All of Clinton, Franklin, Jefferson, St. Lawrence
Parts of Essex, Oswego

1969-1971:

All of Clinton, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, St. Lawrence

1963-1969:

All of Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, St. Lawrence

1953-1963:

All of Clinton, Essex, Saratoga, Warren, Washington
Parts of Rensselaer

1945-1953:

All of Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Otsego, Schenectady

1913-1945:

All of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, St. Lawrence

Representatives

Representative Party Years Note
District created March 4, 1833
Abner Hazeltine Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
Abner Hazeltine Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
Richard P. Marvin Whig March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841
Staley N. Clarke Whig March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Asher Tyler Whig March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Abner Lewis Whig March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Dudley Marvin Whig March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Elijah Risley Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
Frederick S. Martin Whig March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Thomas T. Flagler Whig March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Thomas T. Flagler Opposition Party March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Silas M. Burroughs Republican March 4, 1857 – June 3, 1860 died
vacant June 4, 1860 – December 4, 1860
Edwin R. Reynolds Republican December 5, 1860 – March 3, 1861
Burt Van Horn Republican March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Reuben E. Fenton Republican March 4, 1863 – December 20, 1864 redistricted from 33rd district, resigned after being elected Governor of New York
vacant December 20, 1864 – March 4, 1865
Henry Van Aernam Republican March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869
Porter Sheldon Republican March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
Walter L. Sessions Republican March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873 redistricted to 32nd district
Lyman K. Bass Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 redistricted to 32nd district
George G. Hoskins Republican March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877 redistricted from 30th district
Charles B. Benedict Democratic March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
Richard Crowley Republican March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883
Robert S. Stevens Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
John G. Sawyer Republican March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1891
James Wolcott Wadsworth Republican March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893 redistricted to 30th district
John Van Voorhis Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Henry C. Brewster Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
James M.E. O'Grady Republican March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901
James B. Perkins Republican March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903 redistricted to 32nd district
Sereno E. Payne Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1913 redistricted from 28th district, redistricted to 36th district
Edwin A. Merritt Republican March 4, 1913 – December 4, 1914 redistricted from 26th district, died
vacant December 5, 1914 – November 1, 1915
Bertrand H. Snell Republican November 2, 1915 – January 3, 1939
Wallace E. Pierce Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1940 died
vacant January 4, 1940 – February 12, 1940
Clarence E. Kilburn Republican February 13, 1940 – January 3, 1945 redistricted to 34th district
Bernard W. Kearney Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1953 redistricted from 30th district, redistricted to 32nd district
Dean P. Taylor Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1961 redistricted from 33rd district
Carleton J. King Republican January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1963 redistricted to 30th district
Clarence E. Kilburn Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 redistricted from 33rd district
Robert C. McEwen Republican January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1973 redistricted to 30th district
Donald J. Mitchell Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1983
Jack Kemp Republican January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1989 redistricted from 38th district
L. William Paxon Republican January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1993 redistricted to 27th district
Amo Houghton Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003 redistricted from 34th district, redistricted to 29th district
District eliminated January 3, 2003

Election results

Note that in New York State electoral politics there are numerous minor parties at various points on the political spectrum. Certain parties will invariably endorse either the Republican or Democratic candidate for every office, hence the state electoral results contain both the party votes, and the final candidate votes (Listed as "Recap").

US House election, 2000: New York District 31
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Amo Houghton 154,238 77.3 +9.3
Democratic Kisun J. Peters 45,193 22.7 -2.6
Majority 109,045 54.7 +12.0
Turnout 199,431 100 +26.0
US House election, 1998: New York District 31
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Amo Houghton 107,615 68.0 -3.6
Democratic Caleb Rossiter 40,091 25.3 -0.1
Right to Life James R. Pierce, Sr. 10,546 6.7 +3.6
Majority 67,524 42.7 -3.5
Turnout 158,252 100 -19.0
US House election, 1996: New York District 31
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Amo Houghton 139,734 71.6
Democratic Bruce D. MacBain 49,502 25.4
Right to Life Le Roy Stewart Wilson 6,031 3.1
Majority 90,232 46.2
Turnout 195,267 100

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